Do you love reading and writing about literature? Do you dream of being a reporter at a newspaper or on television? Do you have a way with words? Then you belong in Assumption’s Department of English.
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
2019 English graduates employed or in graduate school within six months
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Katharine DoniusAdjunct Faculty
Matthew SchratzAdjunct Faculty
Molly WilliamsAdjunct Faculty
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Pathways to Success
Graduates majoring in English or Communication and Media work in a broad range of fields and professions, from television and radio broadcasting, journalism, advertising, publishing, and strategic communications to law and education.
The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation
Churchill School and Center, New York City
Peabody Essex Museum
Consigli Construction Company
Shining their light
Education Program Specialist, UMass Medical School
After completing my first year elsewhere, I needed a smaller community that felt more like home.
At Assumption, everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming. Professors paid attention to students’ names - making me feel noticed and knowing that I mattered. It was truly the people at Assumption - students and professors alike - who empowered me to be my best self.
Pursuing Master of Science in Library and Informational Science, Simmons University; United States Air Force
Assumption provided me with a great multi-faceted experience and is the reason I’m in grad school.
Pick a field of study that you’re passionate about, and that you will feel proud to earn a degree in. Studying something you can commit to, constantly engage in, and that will mentally stimulate you is the best way to fully enjoy your university years.
Pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Boston College
The community is so welcoming while remaining intellectually challenging.
Assumption has always encouraged me to seek out resources and ask questions when I’m stuck on a problem. I feel that the perseverance I have acquired by learning how to find answers to difficult questions has prepared me to take on challenges wherever I find them.
Director of Digital Marketing, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assumption is a small college that offers big opportunities!
I honed my storytelling skills, learned the basics of marketing and communications, and felt supported to push myself. My professors and mentors were phenomenal. I learned the importance of hard work and building relationships, which is essential to my work today.
Marketing Freelancer, Telemundo
Assumption exposed me to new and exciting opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible elsewhere.
I wanted to learn what it would be like to work in journalism, a field I’m very passionate about, and Assumption afforded me this opportunity. Professor O'Hara was a huge influence in my decisions. She believed in me and guided me towards my professional and personal goals.
Interactive Media Producer, Boston College
The Broadcast Journalism and TV Productions classes taught me so much about my future career.
In my experience at the College and since I’ve graduated, I’ve also learned that it’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are something you learn from, so don’t be afraid to make them.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
April Admitted Student Week: Humanities Round Table Discussion
Join Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., dean of the D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, faculty, and current students for a round table discussion on the humanities programs at Assumption. Learn more about studying the arts as well as history, theology, political science, English, and education ... Read more
English majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience and course credit through an internship in their field of interest during their junior or senior year. Internships for academic credit give students practical, hands-on experience, allowing them to explore their career choices before graduating.
The English Department at Assumption University offers internships at more than 70 professional sites in central Massachusetts and beyond. Students can intern with publishing companies, newspapers, magazines, nonprofit organizations, theaters, radio stations, television stations, political organizations, internet providers, public relations groups, and advertising agencies.
Professor Michael Land, Ph.D., Named New England Journalism Educator of the Year
The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENOA) has named Associate Professor of English and Director of Assumption’s Community Service Learning Program Michael Land, Ph.D., New England Journalism Educator of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes a professor at a university in New England who performs outstanding work in preparing aspiring journalists and writers.